Emergency Management

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This section provides information on Emergency Management for severe weather and storms, flooding, bushfires, earthquakes, plus more. For more information on these emergencies, you can visit the State Emergency Service (SES) website, or the Country Fire Service (CFS) website.

Other useful Links

Weather

Bureau of Meteorology www.bom.gov.au

Earthquake/Mapping

Geoscience Australia www.ga.gov.au

Emergency Management

Emergency Management Australia http://www.ema.gov.au/  

Hazard Information

Natural Resource Management Board www.nrm.sa.gov.au

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/Home

EMERGENCY CONTACT LIST

SA POLICE

Emergency:    000
Attendance:   131 444
Crimestoppers:   1800 333 000

FIRE

Emergency:   000
Bushfire Hotline:   1300 362 361

AMBULANCE

Emergency:   000

STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE

Emergency:   132 500

AFTER HOURS CRISIS CARE
(4pm - 9am and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays)

Emergency:   131 611

BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY

Information:   1300 659 215

POISONS INFORMATION HOTLINE

Information:   13 11 26

NATIONAL SECURITY HOTLINE

Reporting/Information   1800 123 400

Who is responsible for Emergencies in SA?

In emergency situations there are both Hazard Leaders and Control Agencies. Hazard Leaders are responsible for preventing and preparing for emergencies relating to a particular hazard, whereas Control Agencies are responsible for controlling and responding to a particular emergency.

FLOOD

Hazard Leader:   Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR)
Control Agency:   State Emergency Service (SES)

SEVERE WEATHER

Hazard Leader:   State Emergency Service (SES)
Control Agency:   State Emergency Service (SES)

URBAN FIRE

Hazard Leader:   SA Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS)
Control Agency:   SA Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS)

RURAL FIRE

Hazard Leader:   SA Country Fire Service (SACFS)
Control Agency:   SA Country Fire Service (SACFS)

ANIMAL and PLANT DISEASE

Hazard Leader:   Primary Industries & Regions SA (PIRSA)
Control Agency:   Primary Industries & Regions SA (PIRSA)

EARTHQUAKE

Hazard Leader:   Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)
Control Agency:   SA Police (SAPOL)

TERRORISM

Hazard Leader:   SA Police (SAPOL)
Control Agency:   SA Police (SAPOL)

ESCAPE OF A DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE

Hazard Leader:   SafeWork SA / Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Control Agency:   SA Country Fire Service (SACFS) or SA Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS)

HUMAN EPIDEMIC

Hazard Leader:   SA Health
Control Agency:   SA Health

South Australian Emergency Legislation

All State emergencies are governed under the Emergency Management Act 2004 which provides the authority for the State Emergency Plan.

A copy of the Act can be found from the South Australian Legislation web site State Emergency Management Act (SA)

State Emergency Plan

The State Government has developed a State Emergency Plan. This details the responsibilities and strategies of State Government to manage significant state emergencies.

Regional Council Approach

The Cities of Holdfast Bay, Marion, Mitcham and Unley have developed a Regional Framework that is designed to provide support to current Council systems in place to manage emergencies as well as provide scope for future, ongoing planning and development of improved strategies to prevent, prepare to respond to or recover from emergencies within the community.

SCEMPlan is a Regional based Emergency Management framework that has been developed following consultation with internal and external stakeholders and in conjunction with Emergency Service Organisations. SCEMPlan is a 'live' document, with continuous and ongoing review being required to ensure that it continues to reflect best practice and supports current local arrangements

Emergency Management Project Work

The four partner Councils; Holdfast Bay, Marion, Mitcham and Unley have undertaken Emergency Management Project work for the past two years, with the assistance of federal funding from the Local Grants Scheme of the Working Together to Manage Emergencies.

The Stage one Project focussed on undertaking an Emergency Risk Assessment across the Region, with a large emphasis placed upon Community opinion.

The Stage two Project has seen a significant increase in the awareness of Emergency Management and its Planning across the Australian Government LGS LogoRegion.

Stage two has also seen the development of:

  • Regional Emergency Management arrangements
  • Emergency Management Training programme for employees
  • Creation of online Emergency Management information portal

A final outcome of the Stage two Regional Emergency Management Project is the Sturt Community Local Government Emergency Management Planning Forum. This group is tasked with the ongoing planning of Emergency Management arrangements across the Region and to maintain the essential link between the partner Councils.

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